K-State Baseball Gaining National Attention

MANHATTAN, Kan. For the first time in school history, Kansas State earned a national ranking from Baseball America when the publication announced its weekly top 25 rankings on Monday.

 

Kansas State, coming off a weekend series victory over then-No. 15 Texas A&M, received a No. 21 ranking by Baseball America. That represents the highest ranking in school history, bettering the 2006 squad which was No. 24 by Collegiate Baseball on March 20 of that season. K-State was one of four teams to move into the rankings this week.

 

Baseball America also recognized junior starting pitcher A.J. Morris as a Midseason All-American as the Humble, Texas, product was one of 16 players nationally to earn the honor. Morris was one of just four starting pitchers named to the team, and he was one of three from the Big 12 on the team.

 

Kansas State also moved into the national rankings in two other polls, checking in at No. 24 according to Rivals.com and No. 29 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 30. For the second-straight week, the Wildcats are receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Top 25.

 

The Wildcats host in-state rival Wichita State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., at Tointon Family Stadium. The two-game series shifts to Wichita on Wednesday as the teams will meet in a 7 p.m., contest at Eck Stadium.